Valencia MotoGP: Marquez takes astonishing win

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 11 November 2012 12:11

2012 Moto2 world champion Marc Marquez rode an incredible to race to win his final race in the class before moving up to MotoGP for 2013.

Marquez was forced to start from last on the grid after colliding with Simone Corsi on Friday, but the Spaniard had moved up to 11th by the end of the first lap.

Aspar rider Nicolas Terol took to the lead at the start of the race and quickly gapped the rest of the field before being caught by Frenchman Julian Simon.

Simon then stretched out a lead ahead of Terol and looked set for his first Moto2 victory before Marquez quickly caught and passed him going into turn one on the final lap.

Brit Gino Rea - who had gone well during morning practice in the wet - spent the majority of his race battling with Marquez and Dominque Aegerter for a potential podium finish before crashing out at the half way point.

Rea remounted to finish 12th behind Andrea Iannone.

It was a disappointing race for the Brits, as both Bradley Smith and Scott Redding struggled in the damp conditions. Both riders finished outside the points in 16th and 22nd respectively.

1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team Catalunya Caixa Repsol Suter 132.8 48'50.706
2 20 60 Julian SIMON SPA Blusens Avintia Suter 132.8 +1.256
3 16 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 132.3 +11.372
4 13 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten-Paddock Suter 132.2 +13.006
5 11 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 132.2 +13.825
6 10 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 131.6 +27.911
7 9 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 131.2 +36.338
8 8 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti Movil HP 40 Kalex 131.1 +38.335
9 7 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 131.1 +39.419
10 6 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti Movil HP 40 Kalex 131.1 +39.476
11 5 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Speed Up 131.0 +40.207
12 4 8 Gino REA GBR Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 131.0 +41.197
13 3 17 Dani RIVAS SPA TSR Galicia School Kalex 131.0 +41.768
14 2 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 131.0 +41.943
15 1 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Arguiñano Racing Team AJR 130.9 +42.303
16  38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 130.9 +43.064
17  3 Simone CORSI ITA Came IodaRacing Project FTR 130.6 +49.970
18  75 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA JPN Technomag-CIP Suter 130.5 +51.639
19  4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kalex 130.5 +53.198
20  49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti Movil HP 40 Kalex 130.4 +54.632
21  23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG Bimota 130.3 +56.401
22  45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 130.3 +56.974
23  22 Alessandro ANDREOZZI ITA S/Master Speed Up Speed Up 130.2 +59.679
24  14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 129.5 +1'16.201
25  54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 129.5 +1'16.352
26  28 Roman RAMOS SPA SAG Team FTR 129.4 +1'18.354
27  19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 129.0 +1'26.234
28  63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Kiefer Racing Kalex 128.9 +1'29.530
29  57 Eric GRANADO BRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 125.6 1 Lap
30  97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 120.2 2 Laps
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  82 Elena ROSELL SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 127.3 10 Laps
  30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 125.3 13 Laps
  5 Johann ZARCO FRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 130.5 17 Laps